Saturday, May 14, 2016
Is Stephen Harper Preparing To Return From The Dead?
I seems hard to believe it could happen with Stephen Harper in such a dilapidated condition.
But a strange story has been circulating in the political cemetery where the Cons hang out these days.
And it would have Stephen Harper rising from the dead.
And beginning a shadowy campaign to become the next Premier of Alberta.
Because although that might resemble a scene out of a bad horror movie, or a spaghetti western, this is very interesting.
In the months after the NDP’s surprise victory in Alberta, then-prime minister Stephen Harper told his closest political associates that he planned to set up a provincial wing of the federal Conservative Party to unite the right in the province. That plan was foiled by his electoral defeat last October, but sources suggest it is not dead.
Senior Alberta Conservatives say they would prefer the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties come together of their own accord. But if they don’t, their federal cousins will use their organizational and financial clout to ensure the NDP faces a united conservative party at the next election.
And so is this.
If Alberta's unite the right movement doesn't get its act together, Ottawa Conservatives, including former prime minister Stephen Harper, could well step in, says one political insider.
According to Ian Brodie, former chief of staff to Stephen Harper, right-wing MPs have long been "frustrated" by the inability of the Wildrose and PC parties to work together in a province where the federal Conservatives are by far the most popular political party.
The return of the sinister uber right wing ideologue Ian Brodie, to promote the idea of a merger, a new party, and possibly pave the way for Harper's return.
Brodie said Harper is watching Alberta politics intently, even if he's keeping a low profile. "I don't doubt that he's paying close attention, and his expertise and advice will be available to whoever can make it work."
Because nobody can hear the voices in Harper's head better than Brodie, and it would be Great Fallen Leader's dream.
A chance to redeem himself in the one place in Canada where he is still popular. A chance to be seen as the Great Unifier, the man who can unite the right like he did to create the Harper Party.
Which was let's not forget, what he was bragging about last month at that meeting in Last Vegas with the uber right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his Republican friends.
On Thursday evening, Adelson hosted some of the organization’s top officials at his palatial mansion. While former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed how fractured parties can unite, Adelson listened but said little, according to three people who were present.
And which judging from Adelson's reaction, may have been directed more at the Cons in Alberta rather than the Republicans.
And above all, becoming the head of a new Conservative party would give Harper a chance to drive the hated Rachel Notley and the NDP from power.
Because the very idea of the NDP, and a woman, running HIS province must be driving him absolutely crazy.
And he must be foaming at the mouth at the thought of being able to go down in history as the man who saved the province from the socialist hordes.
And become at last the Father of the New Alberta....
Or the Father of Albertonia, after he builds a wall around it, or takes it out of confederation.
Which has always been his dream for that province. The one he has always loved more than he ever loved Canada.
And of course he must know that now is the time.
Economic conditions in that province are expected to grow even worse over the next few years. And so will the resentment of Albertans against the rest of Canada, especially if they don't get their pipelines.
And nobody knows how to turn Canadians against Canadians better than he does.
Stephen Harper, still not dead.
And still a mortal threat to this country...
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